Disassemble Locking Tuners?

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  1. littlebug

    littlebug New Member!

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    When messing with my tuners on a used custom strat-type guitar, I discovered they had been glued to the headstock... totally unmovable. Previous owner said he'd used HXTAL epoxy...

    I need to replace a single tuning post without ripping out the tuning machine. I've gotten this far. But I don't know how to get out the worm drive or pinion gear. IMG_20211015_232801387.jpg

    Anyone have any thoughts or experience?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Scott Baxendale

    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    You’re going to need a punch to tap it out from the front face side. Lay the back of the headstock on a table top or piece of wood so that the headstock is flat against the wood. The other gears need to be right off the edge of this wood so the actual headstock is flat against the wood. Then with a hammer tap the post of the gear from the front of the headstock to knock it loose. Use a series if firm taps instead ogpf a real hard whack.
     
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